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  • September 27, 2010 at 9:57 pm #496474 Back to Top REPORT
    jeeper
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    Just curious about your feelings regarding the strength of each team.
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    September 27, 2010 at 10:03 pm #531193 Back to Top REPORT
    newdxt
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    Europe by a landslide.
    September 28, 2010 at 12:56 am #531194 Back to Top REPORT
    buckeyebowman
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    Tiger’s on our side, right? then I guess it’s Europe!! :-S ](*,)
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    September 28, 2010 at 1:06 am #531195 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
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    I want to say the U.S.A, but Pavin’s picks are not too impressive.
    September 28, 2010 at 12:57 pm #531196 Back to Top REPORT
    hiboy
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    I want to say the U.S.A, but Pavin’s picks are not too impressive.

    As bad as I hate to agree with Jeff on anything (just kidding) I have to agree with Jeff on this.

    September 28, 2010 at 4:43 pm #531197 Back to Top REPORT
    buckfever101
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    I honestly think we’ll pull this one off. The underdog role is a great motivator sometimes.
    September 29, 2010 at 2:29 am #531198 Back to Top REPORT
    jeeper
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    Both teams have some players that are playing well now, and both teams have some guys that seem to be off their games lately. I don’t think that really matters. They are all talented players and can rise to the occasion on any given day. I think emotion will be the key. Typically, the Euros play and party as a team while the Yanks have tended to play as individuals. Nevertheless, I think it will be close and go down to the last two or three individual matches on Sunday. I’ll pick the Europeans only because they’re the home team.

    (P.S. Tiger will have a fantastic Ryder Cup! Remember, you heard it here first. I like expensive single malt scotch and Sleeman’s beer…..if you feel the need to reward me for my incredible insight). :D

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    September 29, 2010 at 1:34 pm #531199 Back to Top REPORT
    nc_thin_dawg
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    Two things:

    1. I think it means more to the Europeans

    2. Home team has a huge advantage (I won’t be surprised to see/hear a vuvuzola or two). #-o

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    September 29, 2010 at 5:37 pm #531200 Back to Top REPORT

    va mountain hunter

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    I’m rooting for the US to win and Pavin and Fowler to hurt themselves during the celebration.
    September 29, 2010 at 6:23 pm #531201 Back to Top REPORT

    golfinredneck

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    European Blowout………i mean an absolute massacre, I hate it but we spent our charge last time with the underdog win, plus this year we dont have ol boo weekley or AK
    September 29, 2010 at 9:49 pm #531202 Back to Top REPORT
    andy7yo
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    We have 4 of the 5 top ranked players in the world, they have the other and he has been off for a month. Paddy is no good at all any more, has not won in 2 years and not a single Ryder cup match since 2004. If DJ and Bubba hit fairways it will be a runaway win, with their length and a soft but long course they will be firing at pins all day long.
    September 29, 2010 at 10:34 pm #531203 Back to Top REPORT
    jeeper
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    Two things:

    1. I think it means more to the Europeans

    2. Home team has a huge advantage (I won’t be surprised to see/hear a vuvuzola or two). #-o[/quote:y9q2y85q]

    I’m not sure I agree with your point # 1 Tommy. I think the Americans get as jacked as the Europeans for the Ryder Cup. One only has to look at the emotions of the US guys on the 2008 winning team and the 1999 winning team when they jumped all over Justin Leonard on the green.

    I also don’t agree with the guys above who think the Euros will blow the Americans out of the water. It will be close, and as I said above, probably down to the last few matches on Sunday. It will be fun to watch…..that’s for sure.

    As an aside, there is a Canadian twist to all of this. The Twenty Ten Course at The Celtic Manor Resort is owned by Ottawa high tech billionaire, Terry Matthews.

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    September 29, 2010 at 10:35 pm #531204 Back to Top REPORT
    jeff-k-in-il
    Jeff K in IL

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    I do have to say, I like seeing Tiger talking it up a bit more. I think he has started to regain his passion for the game, and is probably a sleeping giant. [=}=]
    September 30, 2010 at 12:47 am #531205 Back to Top REPORT
    buckeyebowman
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    I do have to say, I like seeing Tiger talking it up a bit more. I think he has started to regain his passion for the game, and is probably a sleeping giant. [=}=]

    Well, let’s hope he wakes up for the cup!

    And, like buckfever 101 wrote, the underdog role can be a motivator. Remember Ben Crenshaw’s team? They were so far behind by the Sunday singles matches I thought we had no chance! I and some friends actually went golfing that Sunday! When we finished we went into the clubhouse and saw the matches still on TV and the guys were still playing seriously. I said, “Hey, wait a minute. The U.S. must still be in it!” Needless to say we were glued to the TV (and several brewskis) to watch the incredible finish! :thumbup

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    September 30, 2010 at 2:07 am #531206 Back to Top REPORT
    jeeper
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    You have to love the British tabloid press! :thumbdown They are bound and determined that the comment made by Rory McIlroy a month or so ago about wanting to play Tiger is the focal point of the “battle.” Few of these reporters bother to mention that McIlroy clarified his comment by pointing out that he was referring to the way Tiger was playing this summer (and, let’s face it, it wasn’t too good). If it fires up Tiger, that’s great. But, when all is said and done, why wouldn’t a young gun like McIlroy want to take on the #1 player (at least for now) in the world? That would be a great match up and fun to watch.

    Go Canada! Uhh……sorry, wrong sport. :p

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